What is the difference between colors?
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In the fine arts at the moment there are many types of paints. We'll look at the most popular ones and talk about how they differ from each other.
Let's start with acrylic paints. Acrylic paints, as a rule, are used in painting. They can also be used in decorative works. The basis of the principle of manufacturing acrylic paint is the use of aqueous acrylic dispersions. Particles of acrylic are similar to resin: they do not sink and can evenly distribute on the surface of the water. A characteristic feature of acrylic is its ability to dry quickly. Acrylic has good technical capabilities and, in comparison with oil paints, is more resistant to light. In addition, acrylic is a fairly persistent paint in relation to other types of paints. Thus, acrylic can be applied as a lower layer and not to be afraid that it will be blotted out when applying the top layer.
Oil paints are characterized by oilystructure. On the one hand, these paints were used by such famous artists as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, but they have low light fastness and are not durable.
Gouache is a dense opaque paint,which is characterized by good resistance and differs from the aforementioned types of paints by the presence of a greater content of pigments. There are two types of gouache: poster and art. In poster gouache, the so-called kaolin is used, which gives the paint a saturation, and therefore it looks more impressive on posters and does not have a whitish coating.
Watercolor colors are the most suitablenewcomers. It is usually used in schools and kindergartens in order to teach children to draw simple drawings. Watercolors are relatively inexpensive and convenient to use: they are enoughdilute with water. With the help of watercolor paints you can create a feeling of lightness in the picture, airiness, it is good to convey the color transitions. However, watercolors have one significant drawback: they often look paler and unsaturated.
The so-called aqua-grime (water-based make-up)suitable for those people who want to engage in body art. This paint keeps well on the skin, allows you to create not only beautiful patterns, but whole pictures. In this case, aqua-grime is easily washed off with ordinary water.
On the cost of paints
With respect to the price it is worth saying that the most expensiveremain acrylic and oil paints. However, the price of paint will depend on the brand. Some of them can be quite expensive, even if it is a question of typing gouache from eight jars. At the same time, the composition of paints, its components, plays an important role. In addition, there are so many sets that are divided into sets for amateurs, novice artists andprofessionals.
In conclusion, we can say that if watercolorpaints are the easiest to master, then the most difficult to use are called oil paints. It is believed that oil paints can be mastered only by real artists and masters of fine art.